Thursday, July 15, 2010

Tuesday Fishing Derbies

Summer days are slipping by so quickly.

 I can't believe we are half way through July.
 One of my goals this Summer was to take a day each week and just spend time with my children. Nothing fancy or far-fetched, just simple and fun. 
We chose to go fishing each Tuesday morning. 

Cousins walking to the lake.

We are blessed to live in an area where lakes and ponds are aplenty!
 All four kids look forward to packing up their gear and spending a morning trying to catch the biggest fish. My dear friend and sister have also been joining us, and let me tell you...these kids are serious anglers! This week there were 11 of them having their own mini derby. 

The lake.

The boys try all kinds of different combinations of Power Bait, worms, scenting solutions, fake bait, name it, they have tried it. There is always a competition to see who catches the biggest fish. Usually, by default, it's the bait combination that wins the trophy catch.

Serious fisherman.

Most of all, I just enjoy peacefully watching them and enjoy creating memories I hope they will hold fondly in their hearts.

We feel a bit more connected to each other. 
Relationships bloom. 
I find I am able to relax, really look them in the eye and talk. 
Watch them smile and have a good time.
It is pure bliss, in my opinion.

Little one choosing his bait.

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord.
The fruit of the womb is a reward.
Psalm 127:3



Sarah Larsen said...

What gorgeous pictures!

Leslie said...

this looks like a nice way to spend a morning

Debby said...

Sweet pictures. Children are just the best blessing ever.

Anonymous said...

Hi Julia,
Sounds like heaven to me. Makes me wish my sister and I lived in the same town so we could spend a day like that together with my kids (she doesn't have any).
Love your pictures, too...very sweet!
Have a great day!
~ Jo :)

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